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Friday Night Lights: Beat $C Viewing Parties Around the Country, Tunes - Open Thread

Open thread somewhat tracking Friday night college football action on ESPN and also sharing pre-game mood music, and a list of Southern Cal-UCLA watch parties gathering for Bruin alums across the nation.

Let's hope we got another reason to celebrate tomorrow.
Let's hope we got another reason to celebrate tomorrow.
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Well --- I was not sure how many of us were going to be able to sleep tonight. And that was before this.

I will be honest. I am feeling nervousLast time I felt this way about UCLA football probably was in early weeks of 2001 before it all crashed and burned against Stanford at the Farm. Last time I felt this way about any UCLA sports team was during the March Madness run of KL, RW, LRMAM and JS team. I am anxious. My stomach is tied up in knots. It's a good feeling!

There are couple of football games on ESPN tonight but they are all lame. If anyone cares Hawaii is playing Air Force. So I am going to turn our weekly Friday night lights thread into something a little different (but something we had done in early years of BN). If you are hanging out here this evening, share with us the tunes you are listening to have been listening to get ready for tomorrow. I made a reference to Fleetwood Mac last night. Achilles made a reference to Florentine Gardens earlier today. Not sure if I will ever reach Achilles level of music hipness so I will with go with the tunes buzzing through my head today.

Let's start with Vedder's "Better Man":

Follow it up with Boss's "no surrender" (with a little assist from Brian of Gaslight Anthem):

And finish it with "Beautiful Day":

You get the idea. If you live in Southern California - go out to the Rose Bowl and support the team in true Bruin Blue. As for rest of us going to list the parties we know of (based on previous week's game thread) after the jump.

Southern California:


San Francisco Bay Area: Royal Exchange on 301 Sacramento St, walking distance from Embarcadero and Montgomery St BART stations, San Francisco.

Arizona: Half Moon Sports Grill - 2121 E Highland Ave, Phoenix, AZ. (HT - azbruin85260)

Atlanta: The Wing Factory - 4279 Roswell Rd NE Ste 605, Atlanta, GA. (North Buckhead. HT - JoeBruin93).

Dallas: Mango's - 13605 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX. (HT - Dallas-Bruin)

Denver: The Irish Snug - 1201 E. Colfax Ave. Ste 100, Denver, CO. (HT - brand0n)

New York: Smithfield's NYC, 215 W. 28th St., New York, NY. (Between 7th and 8th Aves.)

Washington D.C.: Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St. NW, Washington, DC.

If a watch party from your town/city is not listed chime in and if you want to start a weekly watch party in your city, this is as good place as any to get it going by share below.

Oh, heck I will leave with one more (just has a HT to our bruingals):

Let's get those Trojies on the run tomorrow afternoon.